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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch roadmap 1 (and "what's tom up to")

From: Michael Poole
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch roadmap 1 (and "what's tom up to")
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 17:42:43 -0400
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Tom Lord writes:

>     > From: address@hidden (James Blackwell)
>     > Why on earth do we need a turing complete language for =tagging-method?
>     > Can you explain how its not overengineering? 
> Because that's the best place I can think of to add rules for things
> like domain-specific diffing and patching.

To me it seems two things are being conflated: Classifying files and
the handler for a particular classification.  I can see
=tagging-method recognizing more types than junk, backup, precious,
source, excluded and unrecognized.  I submit that handlers for such
new types should be defined in a separate place, for the
inventory-related reasons that abentley enumerated.


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